November 1st 2016 marked the start of a new ENP research project on sustainable food & nutrition in Southeast Asia. The project Retail Diversity for Dietary Diversity (RD4DD), subtitled Preventing nutrition deserts for the urban poor within the transforming food retail environment in Vietnam, will be led by Dr. Sigrid Wertheim-Heck and Prof. Peter Oosterveer. The project falls under the ENP research theme Sustainable Food Transformations.
Dr. Sigrid Wertheim-Heck describes the project:
'Nutrition insecurity among a growing number of urban poor in modernizing Southeast Asian metropolises is a critical issue. Serving to enlarge the capacity of local authorities in planning and implementing all-inclusive food-safe and nutrition-sensitive food retailing infrastructures, our proposed research seeks to answer the question ‘why do the urban poor eat the food they do’, in the context of transformations in the food retail environment and the organization of daily life.'
Continue reading about RD4DD on this page.